Physics

Why Pulsars Are So Bright

When pulsars were first discovered in 1967, their rhythmic radio-wave pulsations were a mystery. Some thought their radio beams must…

2 months ago

Spacecraft was able to measure how long neutrons last before they decay

Using NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft's close encounters with Venus and Mercury, researchers were able to measure the lifetime of neutrons, an…

2 months ago

Could The Physical Constants Change? Possibly, But Probably Not

The laws of physics are rooted in universal physical constants. But what if these constants change over time?

3 months ago

Can wormholes act like time machines?

Time travel into the past is a tricky thing. We know of no single law of physics that absolutely forbids…

3 months ago

How Large Can A Planet Be?

When it comes to planets, the largest planet in the universe probably isn't the most massive.

9 months ago

CERN is Planning to Build a Much Larger Particle Collider. Much, Much, Larger.

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, wants to build a particle collider that will dwarf the Large Hadron Collider…

2 years ago

The Large Hadron Collider has been Shut Down, and Will Stay Down for Two Years While they Perform Major Upgrades

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is getting a big boost to its performance. Unfortunately, for fans of ground-breaking physics, the…

2 years ago

Another Strange Discovery From LHC That Nobody Understands

"Enhanced strangeness production" surprises experimenters at LHC's ALICE experiment.

3 years ago

What are Leptons?

According to the Standard Model of Particle Physics, all matter is composed is hadrons (which are made up of elementary…

4 years ago

What is the Speed of Light?

Since the late 17th century, scientists have been attempting to measure the speed of light, with increasingly accurate results

4 years ago